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IT08520: MQ RA PROPERTY STARTUPRETRYCOUNT IS SET TO 10 INSTEAD OF 0 WHEN AN INVALID VALUE IS SPECIFIED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If an invalid value for the WebSphere MQ JCA Resource Adapter
    (RA) property "startupRetryCount" is specified, i.e., the value
    cannot be parsed as a Java int primitive, then the property is
    set to the value 10. The default value should be 0.
    

Local fix

  • Ensure the WebSphere MQ JCA Resource Adapter property
    startupRetryCount is set to a valid integer value.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    This issue affects all users of the:
    
      - WebSphere MQ v7.1 Resource Adapter
      - WebSphere MQ v7.5 Resource Adapter
      - IBM MQ v8 Resource Adapter
    
      - WebSphere Application Server V8.5 WebSphere MQ messaging
    provider.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    MultiPlatform
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    The WebSphere MQ Resource Adapter (RA) manages an internal
    connection pool of JMS connections that are used to deliver
    messages to MDBs. There are a number of properties that can be
    configured on the WebSphere MQ RA that relate to said connection
    pool. One such property is the "startupRetryCount" String
    property. This property defines the number of times to try and
    connect an MDB on startup, if the queue manager is not running
    when the application server is started.
    
    When the WebSphere MQ RA is initialised, the configured
    startupRetryCount property is read. If the value for this
    property has been configured with an invalid value, one where
    the String value cannot be parsed as a Java int primitive, then
    this property was incorrectly set to the value 10. The default
    value should be 0. This would result in the startup reconnection
    retry logic being enabled.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The WebSphere MQ Resource Adapter has been updated such that if
    the configured startupRetryCount String property cannot be
    parsed as a Java primitive int, then it is set to the default
    value 0.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v7.1       7.1.0.8
    v7.5       7.5.0.6
    v8.0       8.0.0.4
    
    The latest available maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006037
    
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006309
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT08520

  • Reported component name

    WMQ WINDOWS V7

  • Reported component ID

    5724H7220

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-04-24

  • Closed date

    2015-07-13

  • Last modified date

    2015-07-13

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WMQ WINDOWS V7

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H7220

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
09 March 2021